An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.